What to see...
Experience Our Culture- Founded on the lively traditions of the original Waldensian settlers, The Town of Valdese continues to celebrate the heritage and resiliency of the Waldensian people who traveled here from Italy in 1893. You can experience this rich culture by visiting our historic attractions, attending one of our many annual events, or by simply strolling through our streets.
Where to visit...
Make Valdese your destination for a unique and educational family outing or bring your church, civic or social group to experience the Waldensian heritage as it is preserved by the Valdese community today. Stop in at the Valdese Tourism Department office located in the Old Rock School on Main Street for day-tripping information or a custom group tour itinerary.
Address: 102 Massel Avenue South West Valdese, NC 28690
Mailing: P.O. Box 339 Valdese, NC 28690
Valdese Town Hall is the home to many Town of Valdese Departments including: Administration, Human Resources, Town Clerk, Finance, Tax Collection, Payroll, Utilities, and the Planning Department.
Town Hall also hosts the Town of Valdese Council Meetings on the first Monday of each month, beginning at 6pm. For more information about Town Council, visit here.
The Town of Valdese welcomes growth and diversity to enhance, while preserving, our existing neighborhoods, natural amenities and rich history for current residents and future generations.
-Town of Valdese Mission Statement adopted April 2, 2018
Valdese, in the heart of Burke County is located in the foothills of Western North Carolina "where the Piedmont meets the Mountains." The Catawba River traverses Burke County west to east creating a wide valley and Lake Rhodhiss. The valley is intersected by I-40, US Highways 64 and 70, and NC Highways 18 and 181. Interstates 26, 77, and 85 are within a 50-mile radius. Founded on the rich traditions of 19th century Waldensian settlers, the Town of Valdese honors the heritage and determination of the Waldenses with its historic attractions, parks and annual events. Bordered by Mineral Springs Mountain to the south and the beautiful waters of Lake Rhodhiss to the north, Valdese is the perfect destination for a small town experience surrounded by nature. The Town of Valdese website has been created to assist citizens, businesses and visitors with up to date information about the services the Town of Valdese provides. Browse our website to see what Valdese has to offer.
•16 miles west of Hickory, NC
•64 miles east of Asheville, NC
•65 miles northwest of Charlotte, NC
•85 miles west of Winston-Salem, NC
•200 miles northeast of Atlanta, GA
Valdese Mailing Address: PO Box 339, Valdese, NC 28690